douglas88 (7330) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. A big boozy nose with dark fruit and ash. The flavor is quite hot, boozy bourbon, sour mash, toffee, some ash dry flavors. Decent.
b3shine (6754) - Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; cola with razor-thin light beige lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and bourbon with a nice vanilla presence. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.
DrSilverworm (8695) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Mikem409. Very dark black color. Thin brown head. No lace really sticks. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry in the finish. Love the bourbon barrel aroma, here. Good wood, vanilla. Works well with the big roast malt flavor of the schwarzbier. Not as big or chewy as an BA imperial stout, or even a BA stout of normal strength... The schwarzbier base is good for this, especially since I wasn’t looking for anything thick right now. Just looking for that good big bourbon flavor, which this delivers on. Good moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Nice very light alcohol warmth that you’d get from a much bigger barrel aged beer (but with a much lighter body). Light bit of spice. Really impressive, interesting, tasty beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours clear black with a small, creamy tan head,short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, sour oak, prunes, figs, and chocolate malt. Flavor is lightly soured oak. And dark fruits with vanilla, bourbon, and dark malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours black with a small, light tan head which quickly disappears. Nose is very bourbon forward. Light spice and vanilla with dark fruit hints - cherry, plum. Taste of pepper, currants, raisin and heavy, salty chocolatey bourbon. Thin mouth feel with sharp bitterness and a touch of heat. Average
JulienHuxley (4319) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black pour with brown head. Very bourbony aroma, lots of vanilla, and I mean tons, very light roasted malt. Taste is sweet but light, quite bourbony, light roasted finish. Silky palate, light carbonation.
oRos (1381) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. Pours black with light Brown head. Aroma is bourbon. Taste is lots of vanilla and bourbon. Flavor fades
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head and a heavy treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a lot of bourbon and an oaky finish A nice sipping beer.
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle via trade. Poured a medium black body with lots of clinging bubbles, average sized foamy beige head. Aroma is on the fruity side with notes of juicy oranges and chocolate along with some vanilla extract. The body is a bit too thin and slightly watery with average to stronger carbonation and some alcohol heat. Flavor is earthy, chocolate pudding, vanilla extract, burnt toast and some bourbon. Overall a nice beer but needs more body.
bwa5879 (817) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Shakespere’s Pub, Kalamazoo, MI. Dark brown to black pour, some light brown suds along the meniscus. Faint scent of bourbon-y malted chocolate, kind of minty. Not the greatest smell but getting there. Average carbonation, foamy/oily mouthfeel, decent finish. Taste is malt balls, bourbon, medium roast coffee and possibly grape soda or root beer. Interesting beer, not great, not horrible. Kind of tastes like tootsie rolls and whiskey.